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Buffalo 500GB MiniStation USB 2.0 2.5" Black



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Buffalo 500GB MiniStation USB 2.0 2.5" Black


Buffalo's MiniStation Portable USB Hard Drive offers a compact, sleek, lightweight and portable storage solution. Store, back up and transport digital images, music and other files without taking up space on your PC's hard drive.

  • PC and Mac compatible
  • Plug-n-Play - ready for immediate use
  • USB Powered - no power supply needed
  • Sleek, compact and lightweight in a black slim line chassis


  • Drive Interface: SATA
  • Standard Compliance: USB 2.0
  • Connector Type: USB Mini-B
  • Data Transfer Rate: Max. 480Mbps
  • OS Compatibility: Windows®7 (32bit, 64bit), Windows® Vista™ (32bit, 64bit), Windows® XP, Mac OS 10.4 or later
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 114 x 77 x 14mm
  • Power Consumption: MAX 2.5W
  • Weight: 165g
  • Power Supply: USB bus powered



Product Description
BUFFALO MiniStation - hard drive - 500 GB - USB 2.0
Hard drive - external ( portable )
500 GB
USB 2.0
Power Source
USB bus
Enclosure Colour
Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.4 cm x 1.4 cm x 7.7 cm
165 g
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years warranty



Device Type
Hard drive - external ( portable )
500 GB
USB 2.0
Internal Drive Interface
Serial ATA
11.4 cm
1.4 cm
7.7 cm
165 g


Max Data Transfer Rate
480 MB/s

Expansion & Connectivity

1 x USB 2.0 - mini-USB Type B


Power Source
USB bus
Power Device
No power supply
Power Consumption
2.5 Watt ( active )

Software & System Requirements

OS Required
Microsoft Windows XP, Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits)


Compliant Standards
Plug and Play
Enclosure Colour

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
2 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
5 °C
Max Operating Temperature
35 °C
Humidity Range Operating
20 - 80% (non-condensing)


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Buffalo 500GB MiniStation USB 2.0 2.5" Black
3.0 1
Buffalo 500GB MiniStation USB 2.0 2.5" Black
Does what it's meant to
Reviewed by Anonymous Review Posted 01/04/2011
3 5

I bought this drive basically because of the low price tag.
At just £40 for a 500GB portable external drive, there's no other deal to compare.
The size is ideal (smaller than my 320GB western digital portable drive), though I'm not sure that I like the USB port being on the side rather than the front/back.
It's the little things that make a difference with these drives though.
the feet on the bottom are one of my main problems; only two of the feet are made of rubber, the other two made of the same plastic as the casing; which isn't ideal if, like me, you use it rested upon the lower half of a laptop.
Also the blue LED light (a noted design feature) is far too big, and doesn't flash softly (dimming) but rather a strobe effect when data is being transferred.
On the other hand, the transfer speed is adequate, and other than it being quite loud, I feel that the pros outweigh the cons, and overall, for the price, I made a good purchase.

  • Overall 3*
  • Ease of use 5*
  • Value for money 5*

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